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University of Minnesota (Chemical Engineering)
Now that I have the time, I am eager to teach high school level math to all students whether or not they share my enthusiasm. I have 3 years experience of formal tutoring of students at all levels of ability, and I have many years of experience in the corporate world. I have a 100% recommend rate from the students I have tutored. I am routinely taking college level math courses to keep up with the trends in academia. Some of my recent tutoring experience is volunteer work at a local school related program, so I have had all the appropriate background vetting.
I live in the Newburyport area and am willing to travel up to 10 miles in any direction. I would go slightly farther for a particularly interesting challenge. Now that I have the time, I am eager to teach high school level math to all students whether or not they share my enthusiasm. I have 3 years experience of formal tutoring of students at all levels of ability, and I have many years of experience in the corporate world. I have a 100% recommend rate
My daughter increased her SAT Math scores by 100 points - now standing at 640 - as a direct result of her tutoring sessions with Jim Robinson. Math had never been my daughter's strong subject in school and she knew that in order to be seriously considered by the Colleges of her choice, she needed to get into the mid 600's. My daughter said that during her sessions with Mr. R, math areas that had previously given her trouble were now much clearer. Jim developed a methodology and approach on how my daughter should first consider an SAT problem before starting her answer. He provided her with a sense of planning and preparation that created a feeling of "SAT math confidence" that she didn't have prior to her tutoring sessions with Mr. R.
My daughter repeatedly mentioned that during her sessions with Jim, the "light bulb" in her head would go on over math problems that had always caused her frustration. She consistently said that Jim's approach prepared her for her SAT math test more than any of her high school math classes did. Jim uniquely tailored his tutoring sessions to prepare my daughter to do her best - and the results were fantastic.
If you are considering an SAT math tutor, look no further and sigh up with Jim R. You'll be glad you did.
This was our first experience with a tutor and we were happy to find such local talent near our home. James R. was always prompt and helpful with our son in Geometry, and brought tools and study tips to clarify classroom work. We receive thorough follow up emails on how the session went, what was covered, and our son's progress. This helps us asses what has been "missed" along the way in class. We have no regrets and think James R. is highly professional and will make a positive difference with your child.
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Algebra 1 can be a bit intimidating at first, but I am patient and I try to show the student that Algebra makes mathematics even more fun. I am also eager to work with those students who already enjoy Math and want to excel in Algebra 1 and move on to Algebra 2 and beyond.
Algebra 2 is when things start to get interesting. I will demonstrate this in our tutoring sessions. I also enjoy communicating the beauty of math by illustrating how alternative solutions will all result in the same answer. Although I do not teach SAT Math per se through this venue, I will ensure that my coaching will also benefit the student in the Math SAT.
Geometry is an enjoyable subject to teach/tutor. I am convinced that any student, with the proper coaching, can do well in this subject
This is pretty basic stuff, but it is fun to teach as it begins to open the eyes of a student to the power of math.
This covers a broad range of math topics, but I am prepared to provide whatever the student needs. In order to keep current in this area I took a college level Precalculus 2 class in 2010 and received a grade of A. (This was followed by Calc 1 and then Calc 2 in 2011. A's here also)
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